Family Fun Programs

Registration for May-June Family Fun programs opens:
Monday, June 10, 2019 at 9:00am

How to Register for MCRC's Family Fun Programs

Click on the title of a program to see all of the details, including program description, date, time, cost and location.

Click on a specific session option to register.

July-August 2019 Programs:

Rock-A-Bye Babies (6-12 Months)

This interactive music program is designed to strengthen your baby’s listening skills, encourages adult and child bonding, while helping your baby to develop a sense of rhythm and beat through different musical experiences. Rock a Bye Babies introduces a variety of different music genres, playful musical activities using a variety of play props, creative movement, dancing, songs, and rhymes. Each session is different and unique, so we encourage you to register for the program more than once!.

Age: 6-12 months

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Mondays - 2:00-3:00pm - July 8, July 15, July 22 & July 29 - $55
  2. 5 Sessions - Wednesdays - 2:30-3:30pm - July 3, July 10, July 17, July 24 & July 31 - $65
  3. 3 Sessions - Mondays - 2:00-3:00pm - August 12, August 19 & August 26 - $45
  4. 4 Sessions - Wednesdays - 2:30-3:30pm - August 7, August 14, August 21 & August 28 - $55

Location: Birch Room

Busy Fingers Busy Feet (9-12 Months)

Babies learn best by using all their senses. This program gives babies time and space to explore a variety of sensory experiences that are age appropriate, and help to strengthen babies’ understanding of their world. By encouraging babies to express themselves this stimulates further brain development, language and independence. The Educator provides the right combination of play based experience, expertise and knowledge to make this one of our most popular programs! There is also a special keepsake of your baby’s first finger painting for you to take home.

Age: 9 -12 months

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Mondays - 11:15-12:30pm - July 8, July 15, July 22 & July 29 - $60
  2. 4 Sessions - Fridays - 12:30-1:45pm - July 5, July 12, July 19 & July 26 - $60
  3. 3 Sessions - Mondays - 11:15-12:30pm - August 12, August 19 & August 26 - $50
  4. 5 Sessions - Fridays - 12:30-1:45pm - August 2, August 9. August 16, August 23 & August 30 - $70

Location: Birch Room

Creativity in Motion (12-24 months)

Join us for a full-bodied exploration of how music and art connect in our world. Observe, explore, move, be inspired by and create with music, to music and use music to spark creativity. Come and join a musician and visual artist for this 7 week exploration of art media and how it can expand your idea of creativity. This is a class designed for full-bodied exploration with your favourite child.

Age: 12-24 months

Session Options:

  1. 5 Sessions - Tuesdays - 9:00-10:00am - July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 & July 30 - $65
  2. 4 Sessions - Tuesdays - 9:00-10:00am - August 6, August 13, August 20 & August 27 - $55

Location: Bronte Room

 

Rhythms and Rainbows (12-18 Months)

Let’s explore the world of art! This program introduces your child to a variety of different painting techniques, art mediums (such as clay, collage, pastels), and much more. All materials used in the program are safe, nontoxic and age appropriate. Adding to the art experience children will explore music through play props, singing and dance. You and your child will be inspired by the “arts” all while engaging and spending quality time together. This is a small private class.

Age: 12-18 Months

Session Options:

  1. 5 Sessions - Wednesdays - 11:15-12:30pm - July 3, July 10, July 17. July 24 & July 31 - $75
  2. 4 Sessions - Thursdays - 12:30-1:45pm - July 4, July 11, July 18 & July 25 - $65
  3. 4 Sessions - Wednesdays - 11:15-12:30pm - August 7, August 14, August 21 & August 28 - $65
  4. 5 Sessions - Thursdays - 12:30-1:45pm - August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22 & August 29 - $75

Location: Birch Room

Messing Around (18-24 Months)

Come and engage your toddler in creative exploration, and sensory experiences that will fully stimulate them! Through materials, textures, music and activities our play based learning environment and qualified staff will provide a variety of activities that promote exploration through your toddler’s senses. It will be weeks of exciting learning, experimentation, getting messy and fun. This is a small private class.

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Mondays - 9:15-10:30am - July 8. July 15, July 22 & July 29 - $60
  2. 4 Sessions - Thursdays - 10:00-11:15am - July 4, July 11, July 18 & July 25 - $60
  3. 3 Sessions - Mondays - 9:15-10:30am - August 12, August 19 & August 26 - $50
  4. 5 Sessions - Thursdays - 10:00-11:15am - August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22 & August 29 - $70

Location: Birch Room

 

Creativity in Motion (24-48 months)

Join us for a full-bodied exploration of how music and art connect in our world. Observe, explore, move, be inspired by and create with music, to music and use music to spark creativity. Come and join a musician and visual artist for this 7 week exploration of art media and how it can expand your idea of creativity. This is a class designed for full-bodied exploration with your favourite child.

Age: 24-48 months

Session Options:

  1. 5 Sessions - Tuesdays - 10:45-12:00pm - July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 & July 30 - $65
  2. 4 Sessions - Tuesdays - 10:45-12:00am - August 6 August 13, August 20 & August 27 - $55

Location: Bronte Room

Cooking Up a Story (24-48 Months)

Join us for weekly theme stories complemented by preparing a yummy recipe. Together we will summarize each book, followed by a related activity, experiment or art project and a cooking activity! Parents assist in the recipe preparation and role model tasting new foods to encourage healthy eating habits.
Younger siblings not yet crawling may attend.

Age: 24-48 months

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Mondays - 9:30-11:00am - July 8, July 15, July 22 & July 29 - $60
  2. 4 Sessions - Fridays - 9:30-11:00am - July 5, July 12, July 19 & July 26 - $60
  3. 4 Sessions - Saturdays - 9:30-11:00am - July 6, July 13, July 20 & July 27 - $60
  4. 3 Sessions - Mondays - 9:30-11:00am - August 12, August 19 & August 26 - $46
  5. 5 Sessions - Fridays - 9:30-11:00am - August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23 & August 30 - $72
  6. 4 Sessions - Saturdays - 9:30-11:00am - August 3, August 17, August 24 & August 31 - $60

Location: Hawthorne Room

Sport Kidz - Sports Totz (18-30 Months)

In this youngest age group the basics of sport are taught in a fun and constantly moving environment.  Skills such as kicking, tossing, bouncing, running, hopping, balancing and jumping. This class is completely play oriented through games, skills and obstacles. Children work at their own pace and developmental level alongside their parent, while in a group setting. 

- This class requires parent participation
- Classes are 30 minutes in length
- Classes are small for individual attention and instruction
- Each child receives a t-shirt, a group and individual photo and a certificate

Age: 18-30 months

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Thursdays - 9:45-10:30am - July 4, July 11, July 18 & July 25 - $70
  2. 5 Sessions - Thursdays - 9:45-10:30am - August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22 & August 29 - $85

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at https://www.sportkidz.ca/

Soccer Shots Mini (24-36 Months)

Introducing Soccer Shots, an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development and a Curricula aligned to the Ontario Early Learning Skills.

Soccer Shots Mini is a high-energy program introducing children to fundamental soccer principles, such as using your feet, dribbling and the basic rules of the game. Through fun games, songs and positive reinforcement, children will begin to experience the joy of playing soccer and being active.

The basis of the mini program is to introduce children to soccer in a fun and exciting way. This program offers an introduction to soccer and movement with an emphasis on balance, coordination and confidence. Repetition, high energy and celebrating achievements are critical to the mini program, therefore you will see a repeated theme throughout the season, as well as repetition of character works for several weeks.

Age: 24-36 months - Parent Participation

Session Options: 

  1. 4 Sessions - Monday - 9:30-10:00am - July 8, July 15, July 22 & July 29 - $65
  2. 3 Sessions - Monday - 9:30-10:00am - August 12, August 19 & August 26 - $55

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at www.soccershots.org/halton

Sport Kidz (30-42 Months)

In this age group children are challenged more both physically and mentally. This level is suitable for all skill levels and welcomes beginners. Children are encouraged to grow on fundamental sport skills such as running, jumping, hopping, balancing, coordination, throwing and obstacles.  More sport-specific games are introduced.

This class does require parent participation at the beginning of the program, but it is optional after week #4 for children wanting to try the class without a parent. Parents must remain in the room and close-by (main lobby) in case a child changes his/her mind about wanting a parent involved.

- Classes are 35 minutes in length
- Classes are small for individual attention and instruction
- Each child receive a t-shirt, a group and individual photo and a certificate

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Thursdays - 10:45-11:30am - July 4, July 11, July 18 & July 25 - $70
  2. 5 Sessions - Thursdays - 10:45-11:30am - August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22 & August 29 - $85

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at https://www.sportkidz.ca/

Learning Letters and Numbers Through Play (30-48 Months)

Join this interactive program where children and families will build on songs, stories and rhymes using open ended materials, play props and equipment that fosters learning. Participate in gross motor activities, small group time and purposeful activities with a focus on literacy and numeracy. Families will have the opportunity to create fun and exciting activities to take home and continue the learning. Younger siblings not yet crawling may attend.

Age: 30-48 months

Session Options:

  1. 5 Sessions - Tuesdays - 1:45-3:15pm - July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 & July 30 - $75
  2. 4 Sessions - Tuesdays - 1:45-3:15pm - August 6, August 13, August 20 & August 27 - $60

Location: Dorset Park Room (July) Bronte Room (August)

Soccer Shots Classic (36-48 Months)

Introducing Soccer Shots, an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development and a Curricula aligned to the Ontario Early Learning Skills.

Soccer Shots Classic utilizes creative and imaginative games to focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also highlight a positive character trait each session such a respect, teamwork and appreciation.

The Classic program teaches the technical skills of soccer and encourages greater confidence with ball control, using both feet, starting and stopping and changing directions by incorporating basic moves. The focus of these sessions is to individually become skilled at possessing the soccer ball and manipulating it in different ways. Through creativity, positively, and fun, we encourage new challenges and increased confidence in the classic program.

Age: 36-48 months - Child on their own

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Mondays - 10:15-10:50am - July 8, July 15, July 22 & July 29 - $65
  2. 3 Sessions - Mondays - 10:15-10:50am - August 12, August 19 & August 26 - $55

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at www.soccershots.org/halton

Kids Konnection (36-60 Months)

Kids Konnection is a small group setting with children aged 3 to 5 years (without their parents). Children will participate in a variety of activities, such as language through songs and stories, art, sensory play, and active play while socializing with other children, and practising basic routines that will help to prepare them for kindergarten. The Registered ECE engages the children, taking into consideration individual personalities, learning styles and interests of each child. This program also offers the child an opportunity to practice emotional self-regulation as they transition into being left on their own without the parent/caregiver.

Age: 36 -60 months

Session Options:

  1. 5 Sessions - Tuesdays - 9:30-11:30am - July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 & July 30 - $100
  2. 5 Sessions - Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30pm - July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23 & July 30 - $100
  3. 5 Sessions - Fridays - 9:30-11:30am - July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26 & August 2 - $100
  4. 4 Sessions - Tuesdays - 9:30-11:30am - August 6, August 13, August 20  August 27 - $80
  5. 4 Sessions - Tuesdays - 1:30-3:30pm - August 6, August 13, August 20  August 27 - $80
  6. 4 Sessions - Fridays - 9:30-11:30am - August 9, August 16, August 23 & August 30 - $80

Location: Willow Room

Fit and Fun (30-48 Months)

Get ready to move and groove in this active gross motor program! Each week we will focus on a different movement activity including: guided dance, yoha and mindful movement, circuit stations, and exploring sports and balls. Be sure to wear active clothing and bring a water bottle!

Age: 30-48 Months

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Wednesdays - 9:15-10:00am - July 3, July 10, July 17 & July 31 - $60
  2. 4 Sessions - Wednesdays - 9:15-10:00am - August 7, August 14, August 21 & August 28 - $60

Location: Bronte Room

 

Exploring Art Together (36-60 Months)

A summer series of art classes run by both an artist and an educator, designed for the preschool/Kindergarten child to work side by side with their adult. We will explore process-based art exploration through drawing and paint media and creative problem solving in an open studio format. This is a child and adult program.

Week 1 and 2: Drawing with graphite, charcoal and ink will be the focus of exploration for these 2 weeks, allowing each artist to engage in deep and meaningful ways with the art of expression in drawing.

Week 3 and 4: Paint media will be added to the palette of expressive media. A variety of brushes will help to take us on a journey in paint using watercolour, acrylic and gouache on beautiful papers.

FFP/ACT Collaboration: Art Program Summer 2019

Artists and Children Together (ACT) is collaborating with Family Fun Programs by providing artists to support children, educators and families in the use of art materials. To learn more about the ACT initiative, please visit https://mcrc.on.ca/act-initiative/

Age: 36-60 Months

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Mondays - 2:00-3:00pm - July 8, July 15, July 22 & July 29 - $55
  2. 3 Sessions - Mondays - 2:00-3:00pm - August 12, August 19 & August 26 - $45

Location: Art Studio

Art Spark (48-60 Months)

A drop off summer series of art classes run by an artist and an educator, designed for the kindergarten aged child. The child will explore art media in an open studio format with process based media exploration at the core of their expressive work. Children must be comfortable with being dropped off for this program.

Week 1 and 2: Exploring drawing using graphite, charcoal and ink, with each child learning the basic use and technique of each. Our exploration will deepen the child’s relationship with drawing and expressing visually their ideas and stories.

Week 3 and 4: On the heels of drawing our thoughts and ideas we will learn to use a variety of brushes and paint to explore how each paper receives paint and allows each artist to express.

FFP/ACT Collaboration: Art Program Summer 2019:

Artists and Children Together (ACT) is collaborating with Family Fun Programs by providing artists to support children, educators and families in the use of art materials. To learn more about the ACT initiative please visit https://mcrc.on.ca/act-initiative/

Age: 48-60 Months

Session Options:

  1. 4 Sessions - Wednesdays - 11:00-12:00pm - July 10, July 17. July 24 & July 31 - $60
  2. 4 Sessions - Wednesdays - 11:00-12:00pm - August 7, August 14. August 21 & August 28 - $60

Location: Art Studio

 

 

Young Engineers Jr. Bricks Challenge (4-6 Years)

This fun and unique program is for young kids in preschool, daycare and kindergarten. The Junior Bricks Challenge program incorporates tactile, motor, and spatial skills while introducing science and engineering principles using LEGO® building blocks.

Program Subjects Include:

Basic and complex mathematics: Instructors teach basic math, from addition and subtraction to exponents
Famous scientific and philosophical figures: Archimedes, Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, and more
Powers and principles in physics: Centrifugal and centripetal forces, the power of inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy, action/reaction law, buoyancy, torque, fulcrum, load division, angular momentum, and more.

Age: 4-6 Years - Parent and child participation program

Session Options:

  1. 3 Sessions - Saturdays - 9:30-10:30am - July 13, July 20 & July 27 - $68
  2. 4 Sessions - Saturdays - 9:30-10:30am - August 10, August 17, August 24 & August 31 - $90

* Registration is for 1 child and 1 parent/caregiver. 1 parent/caregiver may have up to 2 children in the program

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at http://mb.e2youngengineers.com/

Young Engineers Bricks Challenge (6-10 Years)

The Bricks Challenge program introduces elementary school children (ages 6-10) to the basic principles of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). By integrating basic arithmetic learned in school with an intuitive active learning process, children grasp a better understanding of the fundamentals of physics and engineering concepts.

Program Subjects Include:

Basic and complex mathematics: Instructors teach basic math, from addition and subtraction to exponents
Famous scientific and philosophical figures: Archimedes, Sir Isaac Newton, Einstein, and more
Powers and principles in physics: Centrifugal and centripetal forces, the power of inertia, potential energy, kinetic energy, action/reaction law, buoyancy, torque, fulcrum, load division, angular momentum, and more.

Age: 6-10 Years

Session Options:

  1. 3 Sessions - Saturdays - 10:45-12:00pm - July 13, July 20 & July 27 - $95
  2. 4 Sessions - Saturdays - 10:45-12:00pm - August 10, August 17, August 24 & August 31 - $125

Location: Bronte Room

More information can be found at http://mb.e2youngengineers.com/